Polyp to this Conversation – Go Forth and Science
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Polyp to this Conversation
“Ocean acidification, it’s the other side of climate change.”– Amanda Quasunella, ocean acidification and coral reef scientist
- Mote Marine Laboratory’s website and the International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration
- Mote’s Florida Keys Coral Lab Facebook and Instagram
Forever and Ever
“Everybody loves an underdog. I particularly love the alligator as an underdog.”– Briana Gibbs, episode guest and Everglades adventurer
- Everglades National Park website
Let the sealebrations begin!
“It can be hard sometimes to get people to care about a salmon or to care about a sea star. But if I can get them to care about a fuzzy seal with big eyeballs, the changes they’re going to make in their everyday life are going to help everything else in the ocean as well.”– Casey Mclean, episode guest
- Sealife Response + Rehabilitation + Research (SR3) website
- SR3’s blog about their whale research
- SR3’s social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
If a seagull flies over the sea, what flies over a bay?
- Audubon’s North American Bird Guide
- Sibley Bird Guides
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds Guide
- Merlin Bird ID App
- NPR article about Wisdom, a 70 year old albatross
The Zombie Apocalypse
“Ecosystems are complex webs, especially undersea ecosystems. We do the best we can with divers and observational experimental studies, but this is a massive change. It’s like the biggest experiment of the last hundred years.”-Dr. Drew Harvell, episode guest
- Drew’s Twitter
- Drew’s Instagram
- Drew’s Website
- Ocean Outbreak by Drew Harvell, and a good video that talks about the book and Drew’s work
Earth Without Art is Just “Eh”
Mama Shark… do do dodo do do
Baby Shark… do do dodo do do
- Colefax, A.P, et al. 2020. Assessing white shark (carcharodon carcharias) behavior along coastal beaches for conservation-focused shark mitigation. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00268
- Gaylord, M.K., et al. 2020. A hydrodynamics assessment of the hammerhead shark cephalofoil. Scientific Reports; 10 (14495)
- Hamady, L., et al. 2014. Vertebral bomb radiocarbon suggests extreme longevity in white sharks. PLOS One; 9 (1): 1-8.
- Le Croizier, G. 2020. The Twilight Zone as a major foraging habitat and mercury source for the great white shark. Environmental Science and Technology. dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c05621
- MacMahan, J., et al. 2010. Mean Lagrangian flow behavior on an open coast rip-channeled beach: A new perspective. Marine Geology; 268 (1-4): 1-15. doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2009.09.011
- Márquez-Farías, J.F., Lara-Mendoza, R.E. 2017. Occurrence of a juvenile white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research; 45 (5). dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue5-fulltext-21
- Newton, K.C., Gill, A.B., Kajiura, S.M. 2019. Electroreception in marine fishes: chondrichthyans. Journal of Fish Biology; 95: 135–154. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14068.
- Nielsen, J., et al. 2016. Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). Science; 353 (6300): 702-704. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf1703
- Pacoureau, N., et al. 2021. Half a century of global decline in oceanic sharks and rays. Nature; 589: 567-572. doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03173-9
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Shark Facts.
To Bee or Not to Bee
- Pollinator Garden at Thurston County Fairground and Event Center, Facebook Page
- Vallejo-Marín, M. 2019. Buzz pollination: studying bee vibrations on flowers. New Phytologist; 224: 1068–1074. doi: 10.1111/nph.15666
- Washington State Department of Agriculture, Hornets
Filled to the Brim with Stone
- Jesse Walter’s website: The Geo Jesse
- Jesse’s Instagram: @thegeojesse
- Thiel, J., Byrne, JM., Kappler, A., Schink, B., Pester, M. 2019. Pyrite formation from FeS and H2S is mediated through microbial redox activity. PNAS; 116 (14): 6897-6902.
A Turn Around the Sun
- A huge thanks to my past guests featured in this episode: Clara, Elaine, Tori, Heather, Mariama, Brad, Martha, Ryan, Breezy, Katie, Matt, Gaia, Jessie, Ren, Pam, Kevin, Erin and Briana.
- And shoutout to my past guests whose interviews were so on-point that there weren’t any outtakes to feature: Kelly, Angela, and Michael.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
- Heather’s Instagram: @heathercliffo
- Everest Expedition Scientific Papers: Pushing Climate Science to the Roof of the World. 2020. One Earth; 3 (5)
- Leave No Trace: lnt.org
- National Geographic Documentary: Expedition Everest. Information here, or watch on Disney+.
On the Bright Side
- Physics Alive website (where you can also listen to Brad’s podcast)
- Powell, SB., et al. 2018. Bioinspired polarization vision enables underwater geolocalization. Science Advances; 4 (4). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao6841
Stuff You Otter Know
- Women Mind the Water website
- Davis, R., et. al. 2019. Future direction in sea otter research and management. Frontiers in Marine Science; 5 (510): 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00510
- Hughes, B., et al. 2019. Species recovery and recolonization of past habitats: lessons for science and conservation from sea otters in estuaries. PeerJ; 1-30
- Jones, T., Culleton, B., Larson, S., Mellinger, S., Porcasi, J. 2011. Toward a prehistory of the southern sea otter. Chapter 11 of Human and Marine Ecosystems: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Northeastern Pacific Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters; 243-272
Getting Our Bearings
- Kumar, V., Lammers, F., Bidon, T., Pfenninger, M., Kolter, L., Nilsson, M., Janke, A. 2017. The evolutionalry history of bears is characterized by gene flow across species. Scientific Reports; 1-10. DOI: 10.1038/srep46487
- Macdonald, C., Wester, J. 2019. Public perceptions of the hybridization of polar (Ursus maritimus) and grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). Human Dimensions of Wildlife; 1-18. doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2019.1581859
- Pongracz, JD., Paetkau, D., Branigan, M., Richardson, E. 2017. Recent hybridization between a polar bear and grizzly bears in the Canadian Arctic. Arctic; 70 (2): 151-160. doi.org/10.14430/arctic4643
Greener on the Other Side
- Popovich, N., Albeck-Ripka, L., Pierre-Louis, K. 2021. The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. The New York Times.
It’s a ShinDig
- American Fossil, Dig Real Fossils: www.fishdig.com
- Collareta, A., Gemelli, M., Varola, A., Bianucci, G. 2019. Trace fossils on a trace fossil: a vertebrate-bitten vertebrate coprolite from the Miocene of Italy. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie; 293 (2): 117-126
- Fossil Butte National Monument, National Park Service
- Luo, M., Hu, S., Benton, M., Shi, G.R., Zhao, L., Huang, J., Song, H., Wen, W., Zhang, Q., Fang, Y., Huang, Y., Chen, Z. 2017. Taphonomy and palaeobiology of early Middle Triassic coprolites from the Luoping biota, southwest China: Implications for reconstruction of fossil food webs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; 474: 232-246
The Real Rock Stars
- Altwegg, K., et al. 2016. Prebiotic chemicals—amino acid and phosphorus—in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science Advances; 2 (5). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600285
How many rights are left?
- Save the North Pacific Right Whale website
- Crance, JL., Berchok, CL., Keating, JL. 2017. Gunshot call production by the North Pacific right whale Eubalaena japonica in the southeastern Bering Sea. Endangered Species Research; 34: 251-267. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00848
- Right Over the Edge: The Search for the North Pacific Right Whale
- Deep Green Wilderness website
Claim to Flame
- Archibald, S., et al. 2018. Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system. Environmental Research Letters; 13: 1-18
- Fidelis, A. 2020. Is fire always the “bad guy”? Flora; 268: 1-3
- Pausas, J.G. and Keeley, J.E. 2009. A burning story: the role of fire in the history of life. Bioscience; 59 (7): 593-601
- Rogers, B.M., Balch, J.K., Goetz, S.J., Lehmann, C.E.R., Turetsky, M. 2020. Focus on changing fire regimes: interactions with climate, ecosystems and society. Environmental Research Letters; 15: 1-11
- Scott, A.C. and Glasspool, I.J. 2006. The diversification of Paleozoic fire systems and fluctuation in atmospheric oxygen concentration. PNAS; 103(29): 10861-10865
An ImportAnt Topic
- Angela’s Instagram: @angelaatsea
- Banks, A.N., Srygley, R.B. 2003. Orientation by magnetic field in leaf-cutter ants, Atta colombica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ethology; 109: 835-846
- Garrett, R.W., Carlson, K.A., Goggans, M.S., Nesson, M.H., Shepard, C.A., Schofield, R.M.S. 2015. Leaf processing behavior in Atta leafcutter ants: 90% of leaf cutting takes place inside nest, and ants select pieces that require less cutting. Royal Society Publishing; 3(150111): 1-12
- Huang, CL., Fu, JT., Liu, YK., Cheng, DM., Zhang, ZX. 2015. The insecticidal and repellent activity of soil containing cinnamon leaf debris against red imported fire ant workers. Sociobiology; 62(1): 46-51
- Koptur, S., Jones, I.M., Liu, H., Díaz-Castelazo, C. 2017. Playing the system: the impacts of invasive ants and plants on facultative ant-plant interactions. Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ch. 12.
- Kristiansen, S.M., Amelung, W. 2001. Abandoned anthills of Formica polyctena and soil heterogeneity in a temperate deciduous forest: morphology and organic matter composition. European Journal of Science; 52: 355-363
- MacLean, H.J., Penick, C.A., Dunn, R.R., Diamond, S.E. 2017. Experimental winter warming modifies thermal performance and primes acorn ants for warm weather. Journal of Insect Physiology; 100: 77-81
Let’s Get Down to Pacifics
- Bree’s blog: This Blog is Trash
- Find a Species. NOAA Fisheries. www.fisheries.noaa.gov
- Romanov, E., Jaquemet, S., Puetz, L. 2018. A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; 98 (8): 2087-2093
- The Ocean Cleanup: theoceancleanup.com
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Carrying the Extra Weight
- Garwicz, M., Christensson, M., Psouni, E. 2009. A unifying model for timing of walking onset in humans and other mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 106 (51): 21889 –21893
- Ikeda, M.Z., Trusel, M., Roberts, T.F. 2020. Memory circuits for vocal imitation. Current Opinion of Neurobiology; 60: 37-46
- Miaud, C., Andreone, F., Ribéron, A., De Michelis, S., Clima, V., Castanet, J., Francillon-Vieillot, H., Guyétant, R. 2001. Variations in age, size at maturity and gestation duration among two neighboring populations of the alpine salamander (Salamandra lanzai). Journal of Zoology; 254: 251-260
- Stölting, K.N., Wilson, A.B. 2007. Male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefish: beyond the mammalian model. BioEssays; 29: 884-896
- Vanden Hole, C., Goyens, J., Prims, S., Fransen, E., Ayuso Hernando, M., Van Cruchten, S., Aerts, P., Van Ginneken, C. 2017. How innate is locomotion in precocial animals? A study on the early development of spatio-temporal gait variables and gait symmetry in piglets. Journal of Experimental Biology; 220: 2706-2716
- Weimerskirch, H. 2017. Linking demographic processes and foraging ecology in wandering albatross – conservation implications. Journal of Animal Ecology; 87: 945-955
Wood You Rather
- Fernee, C., Mesel, T., Andersen, A.J.W., Gabrielsen, L.E. 2019. Therapy the natural way: a realist exploration of the wilderness therapy treatment process in adolescent mental health care in Norway. Qualitative Health Research; 29(9): 1358-1377.
- National Park Service, Redwood National Park
- Simard, S. 2018. Mycorrhizal networks facilitate tree communication, learning and memory. Chapter in Memory and Learning in Plants, Springer International Publishing; 192-213
- Simard, S., Beiler, K.J., Bingham, M.A., Deslippe, J.R., Philip, L.J., Teste, F.P. 2012. Mycorrhizal networks: mechanisms, ecology and modelling. Fungal Biology Reviews; 26: 39-60
- Stovall, A., Shugart, H., Yang, X. 2019. Tree height explains mortality risk during an intense drought. Nature Communications; 10(4385): 1-6
- Tedersoo, L., Bahram, M., Zobel, M. 2020. How mycorrhizal associations drive plant population and community biology. Science; 367 (867): 1-9
One Ocean Waves To Another
- Breezy SEAS website
- Ebbesmeyer, C., Ingraham, W.J. Jr. 1992. Shoe spill in the North Pacific. Eos; 73(34): 361-368.
- Ebbesmeyer, C., Ingraham, W.J. Jr. 1994. Pacific toy spill fuels ocean current pathways research. Eos; 75(37): 425-432.
- Lebreton, L.C.M., Borrero, J.C. 2013. Modeling the transport and accumulation floating debris generated by the 11 March 2011 Tohoku tsunami. Marine Pollution Bulletin; 66: 53-58.
- Wang, Y., Lee, Y., Chiu, I., Lin, Y., Chiu, H. 2020. Potent impacts of plastic nanomaterials and micromaterials of the food chain and human health. International Journal of Molecular Sciences; 21(1727): 1-14
We Can’t Kelp Ourselves
- Food and Drug Administration, Carrageenan, 2020.
- Filbee-Dexter, Karen., Pedersen, M.F., Frediksen, S., Norderhaug, K.M., Rinde, E., Kristiansen, T., Albretsen, J., Wernberg, T. 2020. Carbon export is facilitated by sea urchins transforming kelp detritus. Oecologia; 192: 213-225.
- Koenighofer, Martin., Lion, T., Bodenteich, A., Prieschl-Grassauer, E., Grassauer, A., Unger, H., Mueller, C.A., Fazekas, T. 2014. Carrageenan nasal spray in virus confirmed common cold: individual patient data analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine; 9(1): 57.
- Kriegisch N., Reeves S.E., Johnson C.R., Ling S.D. 2019. Top-down sea urchin overgrazing overwhelms bottom-up stimulation of kelp beds despite sediment enhancement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; 514-515: 48-58.
- Necas, J., Bartosikova, L. 2013. Carrageenan: a review. Veterinarni Medicina; 58 (4): 187-205.
Whether it’s weather… or climate?
- Mann, M.E., Rahmstorf, S., Kornbuber, K., Steinman, B.A., Miller, S.K., Coumou, D. 2017. Influence of anthropogenic climate change on planetary wave resonance and extreme weather events. Scientific Reports; 7: 1-10.
- Erin’s Instagram: @theincredibasils
It’s Getting Shifty In Here
- Harrison, C.G.A. 2016. The present-day number of tectonic plates. Earth, Planets and Space; 68 (37): 1-14.
- Mallard, C., Coltice, N., Seton, M., Müller, R.D., Tackley, P.J. 2016. Subduction controls the distribution and fragmentation of Earth’s tectonic plates. Nature; 535 (7610): 140-143.
- Kious, W. J., Tilling, R. I. 2016. This Dynamic Earth: the story of plate tectonics. Unites States Geological Survey.
- Þingvellir National Park. Tectonic Movements.
The Orca Pod
- Abramson, J., Hernández-Lloreda, V., García, L., Colmenares, F., Aboitiz, F., Call, J. 2018. Imitation of novel conspecific and human speech sounds in the killer whale (Orcinus orca). Royal Society Proceedings B; 285: 1-10
- Bewhalewise.org. 2019. Act responsibly.
- The Center for Whale Research. 2020. Southern Resident Orcas.
- Filatova, O., Fedutin, I., Titova, O., Siviour, B., Burdin, A., Hoyt, E. 2016. White killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the western North Pacific. Aquatic Mammals; 42(3): 350-356
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 2020. Killer whale (Northeast Pacific Southern Resident Population).
- Hanson, B., Walker, W. 2014. Trans-Pacific consumption of cephalopods by North Pacific Killer Whales (Orcinus orca). Aquatic Mammals; 40(3): 274-284
- Holt, M., Hanson, B., Emmons, C., Haas, D., Giles, D., Hogan, J. 2019. Sounds associated with foraging and prey capture in individual fish-eating killer whales, Orcinus orca. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; 146: 3475-3486
- Reeves, R., Pitman, R.L., Ford, J.K.B. 2017. Orcinus orca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017.
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2020. Killer whale (orca) conservation and management.